Specializing in editorial and content writing services, elevating one client at a time.
P2P Book Submission Requirements
First things first.
If you need assistance with identifying which editorial service your work might benefit from, I can perform a brief manuscript review to assess your work and send you a non-binding estimate. In order to receive insight on P2P's availability and an estimate, please submit a sample of your current project to be reviewed along with details of whether you have a firm or fixed deadline for your project.
CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS
P2P requires that children's book authors submit their entire manuscript to be reviewed. The average children's book is around 42 pages or less, so it's extremely helpful to see the material in its entirety to best determine the level of editing your book will need. Submitting samples in a Word document is preferred.
Please submit at least 5,000 words or 20 pages, preferably from the middle of your manuscript or the first fourth of your document if it's more than 50 pages so that the proper editorial service can be identified, and a project timeline can be assessed. Submitting samples in a Word document is preferred.
Once your sample is received and it's determined that we are a good professional fit, you will receive a non-binding estimate with a target start month and an estimated cost of what a Creative Partnership will cost with P2P. Expected estimate turn around is 48-72 hours.
A note to authors: I do all edit all children’s manuscripts and genres along with selected non-fiction works. The non-fiction list of accepted projects includes self-help, devotionals, spiritual, memoirs, creative non-fiction, travel, and guides. Pen2Paper also copy edits and proofreads poetry—sensitive subjects are accepted. If you’re interested in having your manuscript reviewed, please upload your manuscript per the requirements on the contact form in order for your project to be considered.
If you require that I sign an NDA to review your manuscript, that's no problem as long as it's provided by you.
Children's Book Services
Stories for the young leaders and readers of the future.
Working with children's book authors is one of my favorite things to do! I'm delighted to have partnered with many children's book authors in their efforts to share stories that are funny, lighthearted, and identity-driven—perfect for children of all ages. Consider one of four editorial packages for your next award-winning children's book. Word count and level of editing are used to determine package rates.
Pen2Paper's Essential Proofreading Package— This service benefits the author whose book has minimal punctuation and grammar issues. I ensure that all material, including dedication, acknowledgements, and or back matter has been added, if desired. Typographical, typesetting, and formatting errors are also addressed for manuscripts in the post-editing phase.
Pen2Paper's Imagine Me Copy Editing Package— It's important that children's books are full of creativity and imaginative storylines. This service ensures that all manuscripts include the necessary elements to captivate the children or young adults within your target audience. During the copy-editing phase, I will provide comprehensive editorial insight on tense usage, search for language suitable for your target audience, and supply sentence revision suggestions, where applicable. A detailed style sheet is included.
Pen2Paper Storytime Developmental Editing Package— With this service, we collaborate to assess the details of the storyline, address plot issues, pacing, and character inconsistencies. We correct all of these issues with a series of editorial phases—the author will be required to provide new material to reap the full benefit of this service. The overall goal is to create a well-structured story with more creative imagery in order to really take children on a journey in their minds. I do offer text-story board development in addition to the Storytime developmental editing package, but it is not required to receive developmental editing. Please contact me directly to learn more about the benefits of storyboard development. One thirty-minute phone consultation is included with this package.
Pen2Paper To-Tell-a-Story Ghostwriting Package—You have a concept, you have an outline, but you need assistance with writing the story well. I will joyfully assist any children's book storyteller who is looking for support in the writing process. One thirty-minute phone consultation is included with this service.
If you are interested in our children's book editorial services, please submit your information and book needs on the contact form for rate details. I can also assist with target audience identification.
Copy Editing- Books, Blogs, and Websites
Do you need grammar and syntax assistance?
Your document, manuscript, website, or project is in its final form during the proofreading and copy-editing processes where consistency, grammar, syntax, mechanics are examined and corrected. Services are based on hourly rates, and time estimates are identified prior to the editorial process. Pen2Paper Editorial offers four copy editing services:
Pen2Paper's Fundamental Proofreading Service— After the copy-editing process is complete, let me make sure your document, website, or book is error-free by reviewing any typographical, typesetting, or formatting errors.
Pen2Paper's Copy Editor's Delight Service— This service includes correcting grammar, mechanics, and punctuation, as well as provides comprehensive editorial insight that reveals repeated convoluted passages and persistent errors within a manuscript—I will also supply revision suggestions. My to-the-point, yet honest queries will identify redundancies, gaps in logic, or general organizational concerns. A detailed style sheet is included.
Pen2Paper's A Step Beyond Developmental Editing Service— This service focuses on deep manuscript revisions by addressing the big-picture issues like story structure and content development. During the collaboration, we will take it a step beyond chapter reorganizing to include author re-writing or supplying new material, based on editor’s suggestions (this step is required in many cases). A detailed style sheet and one thirty-minute phone consultation is included, additional phone consultations are available for a flat rate.
Pen2Paper's Total Package Blog Post Service— Leave your blog posts in trusted and capable hands while you continue creating. I'll format your copy to make it SEO-friendly and liven up your text to help tell your compelling story, share information, or provide service updates tailored to your audience.
All blog copy editing services are for copy editing only, and rates begin at $40 for blog posts up to 630 words. For lengthier blog posts, please contact me directly for content assessment and rates.
Content Writing Services-Bios, Book Blurbs, & Purpose Statements
Hire a professional wordsmith for your brand, professional, or educational needs.
P2P's biography clients range from social media influencers to ministry leaders to business professionals. No matter which category you fall under, Pen2Paper Editorial can create an attention-grabbing biography that will strengthen your reputation and help you stand out from the crowd. A personalized set of interview questions is sent with each biography service.
P2P offers three biography writing services:
Bite-Sized-Biography Writing Service— this service is great for social media influencers or those who only need a brief life and professional snapshot in 250 words or less.
About-the-Author Bio— this service is exclusively for authors who partner with P2P. During the editorial process, you will receive a list of personalized interview questions. Your answers will help me tailor the perfect bio for your debut as a published author and creative.
World Changer's Biography Writing Service— this service is for business professionals, bloggers, ministry leaders, social media influencers, or community leaders who are re-branding, updating websites, booking speaking engagements, or expanding into other areas of business. This service includes an interview that can be conducted via e-mail or telephone.
The content on the back of your book matters. Having an engaging, creative book blurb can be a great selling-tool for your upcoming book release. If you partner with P2P, not only we will go through the editorial collaboration to ensure your manuscript is flawless, but I will also continue to work alongside you to curate your book's blurb based on the final edits.
Educational Writing Services
Students, (undergraduate and graduate) P2P also offers writing assistance for statements of purpose and letters of intent. Please submit your information on our contact page to learn more about the collegiate writing practices and fees.
Having a skilled editor on retainer is a must for your business.
Pen2Paper Editorial has worked with awarding-winning branding agencies, online magazines, bloggers, and major publishing houses to lend editorial skills for business web copy, company websites, children's books, and various entertainment pieces. I am currently adding a few more partnerships for 2022; if you value quality creative partnerships and wish to outsource some of your creative work, please send an email to discuss partnership rates.
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P2P Connects Past Partners and Experiences:
"Meisha Mayo’s editing style is polished, and her business etiquette is personable and professional. As a new publisher looking to establish meaningful relationships in the industry, this combination is extremely important. I need to know I can count on partners to operate with integrity, produce quality work for our storytellers, and help me be a better publisher. As a business owner, Meish excels in these areas, she has exceeded my expectations (which isn’t easy) and when it comes to providing feedback to enhance the relationship, Meish “gets it.” I often say editors are the unsung heroes in the writing process. . .and I say Meish and Pen2Paper are among the finest I’ve encountered. I am looking forward to a longstanding relationship." B. Floyd, Owner and Chief Story Chaser, InkWell Publishing LLC
Literacy in Motion
"Pen2Paper Editorial is a dependable writing and editorial company. Our 2020 fiscal year was more productive and efficient because of P2P’s services. Meisha Mayo is a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable, does her research and asks the appropriate questions to perform the best literary job possible. Pen2Paper Editorial has offered literary expertise and support for Literacy in Motion as we’ve continued provide writing content for various companies across the country for 20 years. Meisha is proficient in writing news articles, research materials, web-based content and blog articles on a consistent basis, based on our ongoing experience with her company. I fully recommend her services." A. Thigpen, Owner and Founder of Literacy in Motion
"Meisha was wonderful to work with from the beginning of the project to the end. Her edits were spot-on, and they added clarity and value to the project. She is knowledgeable, asks smart questions, and is a trustworthy collaborator." Ashley Pierce, Associate Production Editor, Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House